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Bibil Identifier bibil:218864
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Blind für die Welt, aber sehend für Gott
Title (German, ) Blindheit als Qualitätsmerkmal in der Prophetie?
Author Egger-Wenzel, Renate
Journal Biblische Notizen (Volume: 151)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language German
Pages 95-110 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Blindness respectively amblyopia is a handicap nowadays as well in the ancient world, which causes many problems. At the age over 75 the "cataract" ist with more than 90 % the most frequent diagnosis concerning the eyes. In the ancient world there was no chance for healing. Both in the Bible and in old-eastern codices there exist regulations how to deal with blind persons. For an occupational group within the cultic area however blindness seems to be a kind of quality citerion, which was possibly straight suited by the phyiscal handicap to receive and interpret the Lord's message better than seeing humans.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Blind
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Prophets
Terms שִׂיב שׂיב
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